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bless your pointy little head

A condescending phrase used to patronize someone for being foolish or not very bright. You failed the exam because you thought the sun was a planet? Aw, bless your pointy little head.
See also: bless, head, little, pointy

pointy end

n. [of a ship] the bow. (Jocular term heard on cruise ships.) The dining room is up at the pointy end.
See also: end, pointy

pointy-head

n. a studious thinker; an intellectual. (see also conehead.) The pointy-heads seem to be living in a world of their own.
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With toe curling shame I used to thank the Lord that we had few neighbours and that John Charlton, who I had a desperate crush on, (he had the pointiest winkle-pickers in the school) wasn't one of them.
Oh yeah, there's black ice on the pavements - better wear me pointiest heels, then.